Some hae meat and canna eat, / And some wad eat that want it, / But we hae meat and we can eat, / And sae the Lord be thankit.
Have you been practising your Selkirk Grace? Burns Night 2023 is just around the corner and you certainly won’t be stuck for events and Burns Suppers in Scotland this Burns Night!
Celebrated annually on Robert Burns’ birthday, 25 January, Burns Night gathers Scots and Scots-at-heart around the world to pay tribute to the great poet’s life and works, and the holiday is marked by a jam-packed programme of festivities across the country.
Burns Night Events and Burns Suppers in 2023
2023 is here to bring you the best of Robert Burns celebrations, with the return of in-person toasts to Scotland’s National Bard, featuring all sorts of entertainment, haggis eating, whisky toasts, poetry readings, songs and more. Join in these key Scottish traditions with some good company and loads of fun!
Burns Night 2023 Events in Glasgow
19 January – 5 February
The world-famous Celtic Connections has returned and is here in person to showcase 19 days of performance bliss. Featuring some of the biggest names on the Scottish music scene and beyond, make sure you book your tickets in advance so you don’t miss out.
Glasgow West End Whisky Tour
Throughout January and February; various times
Tingle your tastebuds and treat yourself to an enticing whisky tour with Once Upon a Whisky. Explore Glasgow Distillery and taste your way around 4 premium single-malt Scotch whiskies, listen in to a fascinating storytelling experience, with quirky facts about whisky, and wander around 4 of the best whisky venues in the city.
Book your tickets now.
A Question of Burns 2023
SBH Scotland, Grant’s Haggis and Endura have joined forces to bring the world together for one very exciting A Question of Burns night! Head to the Glasgow Hilton for an entertaining evening, celebrating it’s 30th anniversary, featuring award-winning comedian Fred MacAuley, as well as the world’s leading Robert Burns performer, Chris Tait, all hosted by rugby legend Andy Nicol, with more performers to be announced soon.
Book your tickets now.
Burns Night 2023 Events in Edinburgh
The Rabbie Burns Ball
21 – 22 January
Head along to the Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh for a night of ceilidh dancing, a delicious 3 course dinner, wine and plenty of fizz, drink reception, a DJ and more to celebrate the life and works of Scotland’s National Bard.
Brewhemia Burns Supper
Enjoy 4 course dining, whisky pairings, a curated cocktail or two, the Midnight Piper (just not at midnight…), some mischief from the cabaret team, Rabbie himself and the infamous Brewhemia Wild Haggis they’ve kept locked in the cupboard since 2020.
Book now on the Brehemia website
Burns & Beyond
27 – 29 January
Returning for 2023, Burns & Beyond is here to celebrate the life works of Scotland’s National Bard, offering a series of events presenting art and culture from some of Scotland’s leading performers and musicians. This year will see the return of The Twilight Sad – Stripped Back, and special shows from Kinnaris Quintet & Friends featuring guests Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, An Afternoon with Colin Hay, Adam Holmes, Heidi Talbot and more.
Burns Supper – The Royal Yacht Britannia
27 – 28 January
If you’re looking to treat yourself to a luxurious Burns Night, why not head to the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith? After you’ve been piped aboard, you’ll enjoy a drinks and canapé reception in the State Apartments, followed by a stunning five-course dinner made with only the finest Scottish ingredients, complete with ‘Address to a Haggis’ in the State Dining Room.
Burns Night 2023 Events in Perthshire
Big Burns Bash
28 January; 7pm
Kinross Golf Club will be hosting the return of the highly anticipated Big Burns Bash in 2023. You can expect a fast-paced, fun, and informal event with all the favourites, including Address To The Haggis, Toast To Lassies and more. Tuck into a lovely 2 course meal, join in Highland dancing and enjoy a wee bit of light-hearted poetry.
Burns Night 2023 Events in Dumfries and the South of Scotland
Big Burns Supper
13 – 21 January
The Big Burns Supper is an unmissable Burns Night celebration, with this year featuring four one-off Le Haggis events in Loreburn Hall headlined by Craig Charles, Skerryvore, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5, and The Bootleg Beatles. Delve into the talented world of music, comedy, poetry, performance, prose and more this January. appearance.
Burns Night 2023 Events in Aberdeen
Burns Ceilidh Supper
27 – 28 January
Raise a toast to celebrate the life of Robert Burns at Aberdeen Beach Ballroom. You’ll be treated to a traditional Burns Supper with entertainment from Iron Broo Ceilidh Band and Toastmaster.
Host your own Burns supper and play this Burns Night Spotify playlist – filled with Scottish classics to match the occasion!